Conversational Speech Sampling in the Assessment of Articulation Proficiency The study was designed to collect preliminary data on Whole Word Accuracy (WWA), which is a method for assessing articulation proficiency in conversation. WWA scores and Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale (AAPS) scores were computed and then correlated for 30 subjects in each of eight age groups from 3 through 7 ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1983
Conversational Speech Sampling in the Assessment of Articulation Proficiency
 
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  • Lane S. Schmitt is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Beth H. Howard is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Wichita, Kansas, public schools. John F. Schmitt is Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama, Department of Communicative Disorders, P. O. Box 1903, University, AL 35486. Requests for reprints should be sent to him.
    Lane S. Schmitt is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Beth H. Howard is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Wichita, Kansas, public schools. John F. Schmitt is Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama, Department of Communicative Disorders, P. O. Box 1903, University, AL 35486. Requests for reprints should be sent to him.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1983
Conversational Speech Sampling in the Assessment of Articulation Proficiency
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 210-214. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.210
History: Received February 5, 1982 , Accepted March 26, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 210-214. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.210
History: Received February 5, 1982; Accepted March 26, 1982

The study was designed to collect preliminary data on Whole Word Accuracy (WWA), which is a method for assessing articulation proficiency in conversation. WWA scores and Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale (AAPS) scores were computed and then correlated for 30 subjects in each of eight age groups from 3 through 7 years. Developmental trends similar to those previously established for the AAPS were observed for WWA scores. The potential value of comparing WWA scores of children with articulation disorders with WWA scores of normally speaking peers during assessment is suggested.

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